Greetings from Whistler and Pemberton,
What a fabulous long weekend for the Sea to Sky! Sunshine, entertainment, farm tours, lakes and more. The Village was alive and with Pemberton being a “hot spot” for BC the surrounding lakes and hiking trails were being enjoyed by many.
The market numbers this week are looking a little more balanced. Just 8 new listings for Whistler and 4 for Pemberton. We did want to pass along, although it is not affecting our Whistler or Pemberton markets at this time, BC has expanded the Speculation and Vacancy Tax to Squamish. These changes will not come into effect until January 2023, meaning home owners will need to declare and claim an exemption for the first time in January 2024.
If you are wondering what your property is worth today or thinking of buying, give us a call and we can discuss what might be right for you.
Here are this weeks numbers for you:
We look forward to hearing from you.
Have a great week!
Lynne Venner & Tracey Cruz
Your Mother/Daughter Team
*Note: All statistical information provided from sources deemed to be reliable. Information provided is based on data collected from Whistler Listing Service WLS and MLS.
4942 Horstman Lane
Horstman Lane is an exclusive neighbourhood on Blackcomb Mountain, located right on the ski hill with a ski home trail. This private, luxury residence is minutes from the Fairmont Golf Course, the Valley Trail and everything Whistler Village has to offer. 4942 Horstman Lane is an expansive 4.5-bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home with 4049 square feet spread over three well laid out levels. The main living area has soaring vaulted ceilings in the living room with an open concept chef’s gourmet kitchen, spacious dining room with access to your expansive West facing deck. The log post and beam accents with slate and hardwood flooring give this chalet an authentic Whistler feel. The layout of this home is conducive to family gatherings and entertaining friends. The upper floor hosts a gorgeous primary suite with a balcony, a second bedroom with ensuite, plus a bonus den/bedroom. There are two more bedrooms each with ensuites, a games room and family room on the lower floor. You will love the steam shower and another full bathroom as you walk out to the patio to enjoy the forested backyard and hot tub in the peaceful natural surroundings. This exquisite home is true mountain elegance and would make an excellent full-time residence or vacation home.
Whistler named among most profitable destinations for AirBnB hosts doing
long term stays
After the pandemic hit in 2020 and property owners saw fewer rental bookings, there was a shift toward allowing longer term stays in what would typically be nightly rental properties. Whistler appeared atop the list of five Canadian communities where Airbnb hosts stand to benefit most from welcoming long-term guests to stay in their rental units, the company said in a news release about the top North American destinations for “digital nomads” and remote workers. Airbnb defines “long-term rentals” as any stay that lasts 28 days or longer.